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His Girl Friday
This commentary is only available on the Columbia Classics DVD release of "His Girl Friday."
Commentaries on this disc:
Film critic and author Todd McCarthy
Rating:7.6/10 (9 votes) [
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Reviewed by Fry on January 11th, 2005
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quite interesting mixture between story analysis, hollywood gossip, structure analysis and general insight into this particular moviemaking period. Definitely worth hearing. He also spends much time in comparing the film to the original broadway play and to other film versions of "Front Page". Enjoyable.
Reviewed by AZtoCA on January 27th, 2008
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they talk about how they change the "front page" from 2 male characters to
Man and Woman (Grant & Russell)
7 out of 10
Reviewed by yellowcat on April 18th, 2009
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as the previos poster said,Mccarthy spends alot of time discussing the differences betwen His girl friday,the stage play and the earlier movie adaptation.The most interesting parts of the commentary are the ones about Howard Hawks' directing style and relationships with the stars and the film studios.
Reviewed by ipatrick on September 11th, 2013
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very good commentary. what I found most interesting were his comments on the screwball genre and on how this film was a sort of game changer for the acting and the comedy genre, about voice, ad libbing and giving acting freedom to actors. very informative and rather fun to listen to. it starts good but the commentator fades at one point and stops talking as much. still a very good commentary.
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